A national conference for agriculture stakeholders will be held in Abuja on Thursday as part of the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Campaign Council PCC’s promise to examining the “Renewed Hope” action plan of its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Leaders of agricultural associations and organisations from all around the nation will speak on Tinubu’s platform during the event, which is hosted by the campaign council’s Agro Commodities Directorate.
They will also talk about the methods used to get farmers from all around the nation to support the APC candidate by casting their votes.
Secretary of the Agro Commodities Directorate, Mr RetsonTedheke, said the summit will also have in attendance, Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, APC’s National Working Committee and officials of the presidential campaign council.
Tedheke disclosed that the directorate in its mobilization efforts has mobilized 201,735 farmers who will in turn mobilize 25 voters each for the polling for a total of 5 million votes for Asiwaju/Shettima.
According to him, “we also expect about 500,000 farmers leaders, grassroots mobilizers across all agricultural commodities associations, groups and cooperatives to deliver a combined number of 12, 500,000 farmers votes for Asiwaju/Shettima.
“All the national farmers associations, groups and cooperatives will mandate all their zonal leaders who is expected to cascade same to state, local governments, wards and polling units for mobilization and votes for the APC candidate.”
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar Mahmood, who is a co-Director of the Agro Commodities Directorate, noted the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari in Agriculture and added that farmers’ support for Asiwaju/Shettima was to build on the existing milestones of the APC administration.